Online video platform VUDU is holding a Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them viewing party to celebrate the film’s digital release on March 7th. The viewing party will be held on Friday March 10th at 6pm PST, RSVP at this link and pre-order Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them so you’re ready to watch! Follow them on Twitter for fun facts, trivia, and giveaways all throughout the screening and use the hashtag #VUDUviewingparty!
Fans, wizards and no-majs alike will be syncing their screenings of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and engaging in online banter, reactions and trivia contests for the duration of the movie.
In addition to social giveaways, VUDU are holding a trivia contest on their Facebook where you can win even more prizes, check it out here! Answer 10 or more trivia questions correctly to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE of a Fantastic Beasts Wand Set, Newt Scamander’s journal and wand pen! Four runners-up will receive Newt Scamander’s journal, wand pen, and bookmark! Winners will be announced during the #VUDUviewingparty on 3/10/17!
We will be giving away 10 digital copies to our readers in the United States, use the form below to enter! Note: Vudu is only available in the US, so unfortunately we have to limit the winners.
Freddie Stroma’s new television series Time After Time will be premiering this Sunday on ABC. In the special 2 hour premiere we’re introduced to H.G. Wells (played by Stroma) and Jack the Ripper. Follow the show on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date!
Based on the novel and 1979 movie of the same name “Time After Time” follows the adventures of famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells as he pursues one of history’s most well-known serial killers, Jack the Ripper. Using a time machine, the two travel from the late 19th century to end up in modern day Manhattan. Once he arrives in New York, H.G. finds himself in awe of a world he never believed possible, but it’s not only the advancements of the age that catch his eye… the young and beautiful Jane Walker also captivates him.
While the Harry Potter films earned twelve nominations they never won an Academy Award. The drought is over because Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has won the Oscar for Best Costume Design at the 2017 Academy Awards! The film is also up for Best Production Design, we will update this post with the results.
Update: Unfortunately Fantastic Beasts was beat by La La Land in the Best Production Design category.
A video of Colleen accepting the award may be watched below:
As we’ve reported in the past, Evanna Lynch stars in My Name Is Emily, a beautifully moving film about growing up, first love, and loss. The film is now available on VOD and can be purchased from iTunes! You can also see the film in select theaters.
Emily has been living in a foster home ever since her father was institutionalized after her mother’s death. Still, she keeps in touch with him through the birthday cards he sends her every year. As Emily starts at a new school, she catches the attention of her shy classmate Arden. When her father doesn’t send a birthday card on her 16th birthday, Emily decides to take matters into her own hands. Enlisting Arden’s help, she runs away, and the pair set out on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses, Emily and Arden must depend on each other as they learn about life, love, loss, and letting go.
Bonnie Wright spoke to Evanna for Interview Magazine and they discussed the film as well as Evanna’s career choices up to this point. Read a quick snippet below.
WRIGHT: […] what non-negotiable things did you set yourself as an actor choosing material? For instance, with My Name is Emily, what was it within the script that stood out compared to maybe some other things you’d been reading that seemed a bit two-dimensional?
LYNCH: Maybe I am a lazy actor. [laughs] Maybe it is still the writing. Simon [Fitzmaurice]’s writing is so beautiful. It was so poetic and thought-provoking. I think there are a lot of writers that can get away with not being gifted with words. I’ve done a few writing classes in L.A. and they are very focused on the plot and the structure and all that.
Best Actor in a Play went to Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), Best New Play, Best Set Design by Christine Jones, Best Lighting Design by Neil Austin, Best Video Design by Finn Ross and Ash Woodward and Best Director for John Tiffany.
Our friends at MuggleNet were at the ceremony and shared videos of a few of the acceptance speeches. Enjoy those below:
Entertainment Weekly has shared a behind the scenes of Beauty and the Beast, out March 17th. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Adam/The Beast. Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson also star in the live action remake.
Emma Watson, who plays Belle, and director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) guide us through the village she’s yearning to escape and the enchanted castle she, uh, is also yearning to escape, at least until she comes to see the softer side of the Beast (played by Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens.)
We also get a look at the human versions of Beast’s court of living objects, with a group photo of Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumier, Audra McDonald as Garderobe (the singing wardrobe), Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as feather-duster Plumette — along with Stanley Tucci as a new character, the dentally-challenged harpsichord Cadenza.